We provide high quality, affordable individual purpose built studios with much needed security of tenure for artists. Our studios are located in the Wandesford Quay complex, along with Cork Printmakers and CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery. Every studio in the complex has natural light, a sink, multiple power sources and individual control of studio lighting & heating. Our Sculpture studios have adjustable lighting and overhead storage for their materials etc. 3 of these Studios also have 3 phase electricity necessary for some members’ practice. Backwater members are also provided with access to equipment and facilities relevant to their individual art practice e.g. wireless broadband, computer facilities, framing equipment & facilities, photography/darkroom equipment & facilities and a library.

In total we have 28 studios (6 Sculpture, 22 Painting/Mixed Media), 23 are licensed studios, 2 are for Post graduates (2x9mths)/ Short term/Project (2x3mths), 2 are for Bursaries (2x6mths)/ Short term/Project (2x6mths), and 1 Short term/Project (year-round).

Studios cost €135 per month.

Photography by Patricia Klich

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